Meaning of stolon

sto•lon

Pronunciation: (stō'lun), [key]
— n.
  1. a prostrate stem, at or just below the surface of the ground, that produces new plants from buds at its tips or nodes.
  2. a rootlike extension of the body wall in a compound organism, as a bryozoan, usually giving rise to new members by budding.
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